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"Good Company but so much drama"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Barista
Current Employee - Barista
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

They are willing to let you have off for personal days and are very good at working around your other schedules.

Cons

Lots of drama. Give promotions to undeserving people. Would rather give a promotion to someone in the in crowd or someone that has no idea what they're doing rather then give it to someone who has been there awhile.

Advice to Management

I would say to make sure your managers are doing what they're supposed to and not making things look like they're supposed to always look only when you are coming in to the store.

Other Employee Reviews for Barnes & Noble

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Barnes & Noble requires you to be able to work in a variety of parts of the store but still pays minimum wage."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As retail jobs go, Barnes & Noble isn't that bad. You get to read advances of books and rent out hardcovers for free.

    Cons

    The employee discount takes off less than just buying the book online, and it only works at list price. As a part time employee I wasn't granted four days off in a week when requesting time a month in advance, which seemed a bit ridiculous. You're required to cross-train, and so you have to work in the cafe, on the floor, in Nook, register, etc. but you still get paid minimum wage. If you have to earn that kind of money, just work somewhere where you can screw around. They don't let you read when you work the cash register, even when no one's in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees eat expired cafe items. It's so wasteful and frustrating to have to throw away so much food when you make $7.50 an hour.


  2. "A Good Place to Work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good chance for promotion
    -Generally good leadership
    -Health plans are reasonable

    Cons

    -High turnover rate
    -Sometimes work schedule can be a tad uneven
    -Have since discontinued several positions

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